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Rally held to fight domestic violence

Ben Robinson/Courier Pickens County sheriff Rick Clark speaks at a rally held in honor of domestic violence victims on the steps of the Pickens County Courthouse last week. PICKENS — Representatives and More »

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2014 Pickens High School Athletic Hall of Fame, a night to remember…

John Bolton/BoltonPhoto.com Pickens High School inducted another class into its Athletic Hall of Fame during Friday night’s game against county rival Daniel. Pictured above with PHS athletic director Stan Butler, brother and More »

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‘An Upcountry Boil’ set for Pickens County Museum on November 8

PICKENS — The Pickens County Museum of Art and History and the Pickens County Cultural Commission will host “An Upcountry Boil,” a good-time fundraising event, on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 6-9 p.m. More »

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Hatfield turns 100

On Oct. 14, Six Mile resident Mr. James D. Hatfield (Deb) celebrated his 100th birthday with a lunch at The Lighthouse restaurant, attended by 25 friends and family, followed by cake and More »

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Hinton and Marler celebrate 30 years of practicing dentistry

Dr. Don Marler, Dr Elizabeth Armstrong and Dr. Dan Hinton recently celebrated 30 years in Pickens. PICKENS — Thirty years ago, when Dr. Dan Hinton was getting ready to graduate from the More »

Rally held to fight domestic violence

Pickens County Courier Rick Clark

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Pickens County sheriff Rick Clark speaks at a rally held in honor of domestic violence victims on the steps of the Pickens County Courthouse last week.

PICKENS — Representatives and friends of MARY’S House gathered in front of the Pickens County Courthouse Thursday for a rally against domestic violence.

“We’re not going to give up the fight against domestic violence,” said Pickens County sheriff Rick Clark, who has spoken against domestic violence for many years.

Sen. Larry Martin, another longtime opponent of domestic violence, was one of the speakers.

Martin said he hopes to work to get South Carolina out of the top five states in domestic violence.

“This is a new day in South Carolina,” Martin said. “We have aggressive prosecutors, committed members of law

SDPC improves on federal report card

COUNTY — The School District of Pickens County saw improvement on the 2014 federal report card, with a score of 86.2.

The score is up from 83.7 in 2013.

The increase was largely due to significant improvement in the district’s high school score, which rose from 75.1 to 87.

“Our schools did an incredible job increasing the graduation rate last year, and that is reflected in the district’s score,” district superintendent Danny Merck said.

Out of the district’s 26 schools, 10 earned an “A” score, 12 earned a “B,” and four earned a “C.” Letter grades are

2014 Pickens High School Athletic Hall of Fame, a night to remember…

Pickens County Courier PHS Hall of Fame

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Hamp Summey

Hamp Summey

Pickens High School inducted another class into its Athletic Hall of Fame during Friday night’s game against county rival Daniel. Pictured above with PHS athletic director Stan Butler, brother and sister Chas and Chelsea Anthony, former multiple-sport stars for the Blue Flame, were inducted into the prestigious group, as well as longtime PHS coach Hamp Summey (inset).

School board candidates discuss issues

By Nicole Daughhetee
For The Courier

nicole@thepccourier.com

SIX MILE — Candidates for the School District of Pickens County school board District 2 seat participated in a presidential-style debate hosted by the Pickens County Taxpayers Association last week at Six Mile Town Hall.

Moderated by Dan Winchester, school board hopefuls Kevin McKenzie, Tony Qualkinbush and Phillip Bowers answered questions from a panel of newspaper media and then from a large pool of audience members, who weathered driving rain storms to hear the candidates speak on a variety of educational issues last Tuesday.

The District 2 seat is currently held by Jimmy Gillespie, who decided not to seek reelection. The seat will be up for


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